I've been working steadily away at my Midgets while travelling these past two weeks. There is just one more left undone which should last for the trip home. These are all applique or hand pieced blocks that I prepped before we left home years and years ago. So now, without further ado, the Midget Madness Parade!
This one was nice and simple, just like an easier Dresden Plate really. I used freezer paper to round the corners and then hand pieced the wedges before applying it to background fabric. It is called Four Leaf clover and is number 70.
This one was straight forward applique. It is called Bride and is number 74.
This one is Tempting Tulip and is number 87. I feel a little funny about the blocks that were not part of the original quilt. I think they are cute, but it does seem like cheating to use these instead of the original patterns.
Block 97 is called Western Rose. I'm tickled pink with the way it turned out.
Block 119 is called Carolina Favorite. It is one of those blocks that uses applique of squares that have already been sewn together into four patches. I think this is a really pretty block. It was supposed to have the little outer petals split into two colors, but I simplified it just a bit and I think it turned out fine. It is one of the few blocks that didn't use a solid colored background fabric so I hope it doesn't stand out in the end.
So far I have completed 53 blocks with a total of 1645 pieces.
That's it for the Midgets on Parade. Now I just have to go back and do the pieced blocks in between.